Senior Snippets, Sept. 2 edition

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    The Hopkinton Senior Center remains closed to the public, but the staff remains available to assist residents. Call 508-497-9730 if in need of assistance, with questions or just to say hi. For a more extensive listing of programs check Ourseniorcenter.com/find/Hopkinton-council-on-aging or hopkintonseniorcenter.com.

    Medical Equipment
    Durable medical equipment (walkers, bath seats, canes, crutches — but no longer commodes), for Hopkinton residents’ use only, is available to be loaned out free of charge. Wheelchairs, both standard and transport, require a $25 refundable deposit and are limited to two months.

    Lunch Program
    The Senior Center, partially funded by a grant from the MetroWest Health Foundation, is running a limited takeout lunch program (Tuesday-Friday) for Hopkinton seniors, particularly those who are homebound and/or have relied on the center for their daily main meal in the past. While there are limited quantities, anyone who knows of a senior who might benefit from this program can call the Senior Center at 508-497-9730. Cost is $2 per meal.

    Our Time Memory Cafe
    Call for dates (Virtual)
    Our Time Memory Cafe is a welcoming gathering for those experiencing forgetfulness, mild cognitive impairment or living with dementia, and their care partner, family and friends. The cafe is a place to socialize, share experiences with others going through similar changes, and form friendships. A care partner must accompany anyone who requires assistance. The program is a joint venture between the Hopkinton Senior Center and Hopkinton Public Library. For more information or to register, call (508) 497-0108 or email info@ourtimememorycafe.org.

    My Life, My Health — Chronic Disease Self-Management
    Teleconference or Zoom from home
    For those living with an ongoing physical or mental health condition, this free six-week workshop will help devise a personalized approach to managing chronic illness symptoms on a daily basis. Participants will learn skills to help with increased energy and physical activity, decreased pain, fatigue, depression and fewer social limitations. The phone session is an abbreviated format, relying on individual self-study with 5-6 people in each session. The Zoom session is an online video chat with 8-21 people, covering subject areas in-depth. Call for more information.

    Trivia
    Friday, Sept. 18, 12:30 p.m.
    Test your knowledge of music, history, current events and so much more. A list of questions will be created by the COA staff. The trivia champion will be announced in the September 2020 Hilltopper. Pre-registration is required by calling the Senior Center at 508-497 9730.

    Planning For Medicare
    Friday, Sept. 25, 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
    It’s important for those getting close to Medicare eligibility, whether planning to retire or continue to work, to know their options. Medicare can be confusing, so this webinar is designed to help participants be confident they are making the right health coverage decisions. This program is sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield. Pre-registration is required.

    Stretch Class With Dr. Binh
    Tuesdays, 9-9:30 a.m.
    This class will be held outside, on the center’s back patio, so call ahead if concerned about the weather. Class size is limited to nine. Social distancing and masks are required, and a health checklist must be signed in advance. Pre-registration is required.

    Meditation & Movement Class With Jeanne Friswell
    Fridays, Sept. 11 and 25, noon
    This class will be held outside, on the center’s back patio, so call ahead if concerned about the weather. Class size is limited to nine. Social distancing and masks are required, and a health checklist must be signed in advance. Pre-registration is required.

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